Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Author Don Bullis at Sandoval County Historical Society

Sunday April 5 at 2pm at Sandoval County Historical Society
Don Bullis to talk about New Mexico's Politicians in History
Author and historian Don Bullis will make a presentation at the Sandoval County Historical Society on Sunday April 5 at 2pm on New Mexico and Politicians of the Past.
The presentation is Free and Open to the Public. All are welcome.
Bullis is the author of the new book "New Mexico & Politicians of the Past" which was published by Rio Grande Books in collaboration with Albuquerque Westerners with funding support from the New Mexico State Department of Cultural Affairs as part of the celebration of the State's Centennial.
The meeting will be at the DeLavy House in Bernalillo, New Mexico (between Santa Ana Star Casino and Coronado State Monument on the northside of US 550).
New Mexico Politicians of the Past Reviewed by Reading New Mexico
"Author Don Bullis is well known for the depth of his knowledge and research regarding New Mexico history, law enforcement, and politics. In New Mexico & Politicians of the Past, he gathers together some of the state’s lesser known politicos and provides a short vignette of each man’s life (there are no women included in this collection, which is more likely due to the fact that women were not allowed to be part of politics in the past and not a case of the author’s chauvinism). The period represented is from the 1500s to the early 20th century.
Bullis made some rather interesting choices as to who was included in the book. Several of the snippets, such as those which relate farcical political fiascos and shady associations, are quite entertaining. Many give the reader a glimpse into a past era where garnering political position based purely on return favors and personal relationships was the norm.
For those who are truly addicted to New Mexico’s political history, this book will certainly be entertaining. It cannot be argued that Bullis knows his history and has done extensive research. I, for one, however, would have liked the selection of biographies to be just a bit more stimulating and exciting."

We have updated our book catalog and you can check out all our new titles if you like. To check out our current list of books click on the image at the right ...

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Chama Book Fiesta Gets Grant

The Folks involved in this are all Write On 4 Corners Alums at KSJE, Farmington, NM

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Jill Lane 505/220-4933
March 19, 2009

NEW MEXICO BOOK CO-OP AWARDED GRANT FOR THE CHAMA BOOK FIESTA

The New Mexico Book Co-op was awarded a grant of $3,897.45 by the New Mexico Humanities Council for the May, 2009, Chama Book Fiesta. The grant supports five Hispanic author/scholars who will participate in the Fiesta. In addition, the Chama Library will receive a $500 donation of new books from the New Mexico Book Co-op. The books will be Hispanic New Mexico theme books and books written by the five authors for the public’s use.

The authors are: Charlie Carrillo, Nasario Garcia, Demetria Martinez, Robert Torrez, and Ana Baca.

The Chama Book Fiesta will take place on May 29, 30, and 31 at the Chama Library, Cookin’ Books, and the Elkhorn Lodge. The five authors will speak about their experiences in New Mexico that led to their books and join many more authors who will sell signed books on Saturday, May 30, at Cookin’ Books at 10am. The panel and Book Fiesta is free to the public. The Chama Book Fiesta has also received donations from Lowes Grocery Store in Chama, Borders Books, LPD Press/Rio Grande Books, The Elkhorn Lodge, Cookin’ Books, New Mexico Tourism, and is supported by KZRM Chama Radio.

For more information call Jill Lane 505/220-4933.

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Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Carolyn Howard Johnson News Letter

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March 21, 2009
Sharing with Writers
A newsletter that is also a community. Share your ideas. Learn from theirs! Associated with the multi award - winning series of HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers, www.howtodoitfrugally.com


From the Desks of
Carolyn Howard - Johnson
and Sharing with Writers Subscribers

In the spirit of the advice I give in the Frugal Editor - - that is to use an extra pair of eyes whenever possible - - this newsletter is voluntarily copyedited by Mindy Phillips Lawrence ~ mplcreative1@aol.com ~ www.freewebs.com/mplcreative. I also tell writers to be patient with other writers when they make editing boo - boos. We're all human. This letter comes out weekly and it's long!

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Contents

Regular Features
~Note from Carolyn
~Letter - to - the - Editor
~Thank Yous (where you also find leads and great resources!) ~Tips and News Galore! (They're scattered, you'll just have to find
them!)
~Opportunities
~Author Successes
~Cheryl Answering: YOU Asking: A new monthly feature ~On Poetry ~Humor Hint by Anne Louise ~Mindy Lawrence's Itty Bitty Column: “Using the Senses in Writing”
~Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching
~Wordstuff ™

Special to This Issue:
~More on Publishers’ Shenanigans
~Q&A on Book Proposals
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Note from Carolyn


Dear Subscribers:

In The Frugal Book Promoter I advise the shy writer to promote by what they love to do most, writing. Yes, shy writers can promote by sitting behind their computers. There is a litany of ways to get your message out there and they’re all listed in the book with a little advice for how to break into each of them.

Those ideas include publishing in anthologies and lesser - known or beginning journals. The emerging writer has a better chance there. And you don’t have to sacrifice quality. New or small or online does not necessarily mean that a journal isn’t respected.

One of my poems about morning glories and chicken poop was just published in Writings from the River (www.frontrangereview.org). Edited by Frederick Bridger, it is Montana State University’s journal (so it has the academic cache), but they specialize in a Midwest sensibility which this little poem (borrowed from my childhood experiences) had in abundance. By the way, they will soon be publishing under the name Front Range Review. I had a similar experience with Mary, a journal put out by St. Mary’s College here in Los Angeles.

I also had the luck to publish with a brand new journal Pear Noir (http://www.pearnoir.com). When one submits to something brand new, one has no idea of what to expect. It turned out to be beautiful and this note today is mostly to urge you poets and short story writers to submit to them. When I received this well - designed volume, I was surprised to see that a fellow UCLA instructor, Les Plesko, was also published in it along with quite a few recognizable names in the literary world.

So, one can luck out. But even if the newbie journal doesn’t turn out to be all that you’d hope, it is always a thrill to have someone think enough of your work to want to include it.

Keep in mind that payment for some of these journals is often very low.
Sometimes they pay only in copies. I wouldn’t submit, though, if they don’
t offer at least one copy in return for using your work. That feels a little scammy. You’ll want to see your work, after all, and you shouldn’t be forced to buy a copy to see it. In fact, that’s one of the ways you can determine the difference between an authentic literary journal and one that will publish anything to get unsuspecting authors to buy lots of copies or one big, thin - paged, unedited and generally awful volume.

On the other hand, it is nice to buy an extra copy or two of a legitimate journal to support the people who cared enough to publish the very est - - YOU.

Keep Writing, Promoting and Yes, Editing, Too!
Carolyn Howard - Johnson

PS: All of these literary journals will qualify for Poets and Writers list of published poets (and other writers) - - even if they don’t presently have them on their list of publications. It is a nice little literary touch to be listed among the nation’s greatest authors on that magazine’s sites.


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Please note the new Resource for Writers page on Contests at www.HowToDoItFrugally.com.
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Letters - to - the Editor
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Carolyn, This is The Place is so motivating! It’s an excellent lesson in tolerance or, more than that, acceptance. I think it’s going to go in my pile of books to dissect and study. Few books make it to that pile. I’m reading David Balducci now (two books) and have to say he’s good but won’t go in my pile (Dan Brown made it because of the intricacy of his plot in The DaVinci Code). What my reading now is teaching me is to have depth to my writing and not just random characters doing stuff. Your book, Laila Lalami’s book and V.I. Naipaul’s book all show characters operating in a backdrop of either history, geography, religion or something larger than just an individual’s story. That’s what I am seeking to do with my novel .
. still too underdeveloped to write.
Thought you’d like to know.
Mindy Lawrence, Publisher
THINKING STONE PRESS

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Dear Carolyn,

RE: S c @ m s in the last issue of Sharing with Writers:
Remember when the guy from Barcelona ordered 100 books from me?
1 - He wasn't willing to use my PayPal.
2 - When I called up a merchant account to take his credit card, the woman told me that she and her husband had been sca mm ed by someone. They had cleared his credit card, shipped their books only to find that his credit card had been rescinded.
3 - I looked up the company in Barcelona. The guy's email address was completely unrelated to that company’s address, which he had copied and pasted.
4 - So glad I trusted my intuition and had it confirmed by the merchant account person and by you!
xox Pamela Kelly / Author of Award - Winning "Speak with Passion, Speak with Power!"
Coaching and Training that Unleashes Your Communication Super - Powers!
Presentations - Accent Reduction - Interviews - Whole Life Coaching
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Please pass this letter on to others. Unlike many, I do not mind if you use only portions of it as long as you credit the writers and include this subscribe information: "To subscribe to 'Sharing with Writers' send an e - mail to HoJoNews@aol.com with 'Subscribe' in the subject line."
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Tip: Joining writing groups is great way to get support and to promote.
Having said that, they are better if you can return the support in some way. And critique groups don’t have to be local groups. I’m a member of Wisconsin Regional Writer’s Association and, because of that, I get mentioned in their Wisconsin Writer’s Journal, contest opportunities and have available lots of networking opportunities. Find them at www.wrwa.net. Share the organization you belong to with me. Tell me how they might help a writer in another state or town and I’ll publish them in this letter.


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Please paste this little blurb - - perhaps with a little endorsement - - in your newsletter or website: To subscribe to Sharing with Writers send an e - mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to HoJoNews@aol.com or go to www.howtodoitfrugally.com for an auto subscribe box.
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Author Successes

Mary Rosenblum Publishes in Anthology . . .
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My blog, War, Peace, Tolerance and Our Soldiers is where I get to nag and rag and try to make things better for our troops and maybe for the world.
I'd love to have you leave a comment. www.warpeacetolerance.blogspot.com
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Tip: Annette Gisby is an old friend from one of the first Yahoogroups I ever joined. She Blogs at Live Journal which includes all things writerly.
Check it out for what you can learn and how you might connect with Annette. http://community.livejournal.com/roseshadows/5960.html

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TIP: I love Word of the Day from www.yourdictionary.com. Today’s entry, the noun “Pasquinade” is related to what we writes do so I though I’d pass it on to you with a recommendation that you sign up to get a new word in your e - mail box each day. I delete the ones I know, read the ones I don’
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Pasquinade (noun)

Pronunciation: [pæs - kwên - 'neyd]

Definition: A piece of writing that ridicules a specific person and is posted in a public place; a public lampoon of a particular person.
Usage: Like the pasquinade, a lampoon is a composition that uses literary devices such as metaphor, simile, and irony to attack someone. The difference between a pasquinade and a lampoon is that the pasquinade publically ridicules a person named, while the lampoon may be directed toward a group or otherwise protect individuals. Today, the Web is a fertile field for the pasquinade because of its structure: no peer editing or review and no corporate sponsorship and party line, means that individuals can anonymously and publicly ridicule other people. (Stay tuned for the difference between lampoon and satire.) A pasquinader is one who writes pasquinades; the act of doing so is pasquinading.
Suggested Usage: The workplace brings out the pasquinade - drafting impulse in some people: "When Sheila announced the bonuses, Reginald had to make a quick dash to the water cooler to remove his colorful pasquinade about the members of the corporate hierarchy." It’s a practice not limited to adults; in fact, many of the most talented pasquinaders are youngsters.
In junior high school many of us pasquinaded our teachers at length—and accompanying caricatures only raised our compositions’ entertainment value.

Etymology: French, from Italian "pasquinata," from "Pasquino." A statue representing Menelaus with the body of Patroclus stands in the Piazza di Pasquino, a small square near the Piazza Navona in Rome. Legend holds that Pasquino, a tailor in the Piazza, had a sharp wit and a reputation for lampooning, and sometimes he hung his most pointed observations from the statue in the square. The statue took on his name when others joined in Pasquino’s pastime, pinning their lampoons on the statue until, finally, the practice of publically lampooning others itself took on his name.
–Dr. Language, YourDictionary.com


===================================================== So you got As in English. You know grammar and spelling. That's great but an editor of you those skills alone doth not make. An editor knows formatting, front and back matter, indexing, structure, the elements of fiction and on and on.
But mostly she'll see your manuscript in a fresh, new light. Learn how to hire a great editor and learn to be a better partner for any author, awful to superb, in The Frugal Editor.
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Tip:. To add Technorati, Del.icio.us, and other widgets to your blog posts go to www.egmstrategy.com/ice/tag - generator.cfm. Without them your readers can’t shout out what they love on Digg and similar sites. EGM Strategy makes it an easy enter - info - copy - and - paste process and it ’s f r ^ ^.


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Opportunities

Fun Stuff BlogTalk Blurb Contest ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Here's a fun promotion idea from Virgil Jose, long time Sharing with Writers subscriber and supporter: You read a blurb of your book in a contest with 4 other authors and if your blurb is judged best, your book gets a review and the blurb gets posted on the site (www.blogtalkradio.com/blurb). Contact:
Sally Fields at: blurbradio@gmail.com for details. Blurbingly yours, Virgil


Military Writer Op from Subscriber Pam Kelly ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 31 Are you an active or veteran woman in the military? Are you a family member - - or friend - - of a woman in the military?
Share your stories! Daughter, sister, mother, aunt, cousin... Write a TRIBUTE to her for . Heart of a Military Woman Go to:
http://heartbookseries.com/heart - of - a - military - woman/ DEADLINE:
March 31, 2009.



Learning More About Craft. . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~.Long Ridge Writers Group offers online or by mail courses in short fiction and nonfiction as well as an advanced novel course. The instructors are published authors who work one on one with individual students, tailoring the courses to suit student writing goals. The website is open to the public and offers a wealth of help for the aspiring writer including articles on all aspects of the craft and real - time Forums on writing topics. www.longridgewritersgroup.com


Writer Advice Flash Prose Contest. . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~.Writer Advice's Fourth Annual Flash Prose Contest seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction that mesmerizes the reader in 750 words or less.
DEADLINE: April 15, 2009. Entry fee: $10 per submission. First prize:
$150. Last year's prizewinners will judge. Complete guidelines, mailing address, and prizes at www.writeradvice.com.


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No part of this newsletter is paid advertising. If you would like to advertise to subscribers, display ads are available at www.howtodoitfrugally.com at less per year than most sites charge for a single month (see the advertising tab at the top of the page).
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Opinion

Recession and What’s Good for Literature Cries Out for Better Than This from Publishers ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~.
Recently I blogged about the indecency of high - life expenditures of the nation’s major publishers. Now I hear they’re giving monster royalties to nonwriters - - even bigger than the ones they used to give. They are going to the likes of Joe the Plumber and giggly Sarah Palin who’d better use a ghostwriter because she can’t string a single sentence together using decent syntax unless she’s using a cue card. I’d write and rave and rant about it but someone already did. Find it at
http://www.montanakaimin.com/index.php/opinion/opinion_article/book_deals_for_the_incompetent/3519
If you’d like to read that last rant of mine, go to http://sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com/2009/01/what - in - heavens - name - are - big - publishers.html.
Massages and limos indeed!
Thanks to Nadine Laman, author of Kathryn’s Beach (www.nadinelaman.com) for letting me know about this opinion piece.


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Subscribers who have websites or newsletters of their own may be interested in the Free Articles 4 Readers and Writers on my site, www.howtodoitfrugally.com. I try to add new articles to it frequently. If you don't see what you need for your blog or newsletter, just ask.
HoJoNews@aol.com.
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Tip: When talking with corporate buyers, do not sell your books. Sell the benefits your books can offer this particular buyer. Show how your content will help your prospects improve their competitive position or brand profitability. Demonstrate the time period within which the buyers could experience a return on their investment. - - - - - Submitted by Patrika Vaughn, your Author's Advocate www.acappela.com


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Fun and F r * *: If you purchased the Frugal Book Promoter or the Frugal Editor, I'd love for you to review it on Amazon or BN.com. Make it simple; just tell what part of it you found most valuable. If you do, send me the review link (URL) and I will send you a handout from one of my UCLA classes. As a thank you, of course. HoJoNews@aol.com =====================================================


On Poetry
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This is a running feature for the poets among us and those who would like to try writing poetry but feel, well, inadequate about the writing or the promotion. Please send in your poetry tips and resources for this section.

E - mail me for a handout I will be taking to the LA Times/UCLA Fair with me. We will be trying something new - - an in - booth poetry reading. I’
ll be giving out a little folded brochure that will help newbies write better poetry. Send your request to HoJoNews@ aol.com. Please put POETRY HANDOUT REQUEST in the subject line. It both teaches and promotes.


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Don't suffer with book proposals. You can be a pro with and investment of only 20 minutes and 49 cents with my Great First Impression Book Proposal Short.
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Tip: The writer’s organization Backspace has a motto: Writers Helping Writers. Sounds as if they are a match made in heaven. Check out what they have to offer at www.bksp.org.


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A general marketing rule is that a product must be seen seven times before it is purchased. That is just as true for books (because they are products, like it or not!). Let people see that book cover image! To do that, you are invited to advertise as a site sponsor at www.howtodoitfrugally.com for only $25 to $30 a year. Yep, the frugal way!
Click on the Advertising tab at the top of the page or contact me personally at hojonews@aol.com.
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Q&A a la Ann Landers

Your Book Proposal
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Carolyn,

I've attached the contents of the book proposal so you can have an idea of all I have done. Did I go overboard? Should I just list the articles and say they can be provided if interested in reading them?
Jo Ann Hernandez, author of White Bread Competition Blogging at http://bronzeword.wordpress.com

ANSWER:

No, you didn't go overboard. The idea of a proposal is to give your contact everything they might need in one place, not to send them on a hunt for information however easy it is to do with links. Truly, they don't have time. And they don’t want to open attachments because of viruses. Those writing a book proposal will want to download my 49 cents wonder, the Amazon short, “The Great First Impression Book Proposal:
Everything You Need To Know To Sell Your Book in 20 Minutes or Less.” Find it at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YG6O5U/ .

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Available: http://www.tri - studio.com/audiodivas.html from Audio Divas on many aspects of building a writing career. Here is the page where you'll find the full list of the writer - related ones at http://www.tri - studio.com/writers.html. Titles include Contest Facts: How to Add “Award - winning” to Your Name, Do It Yourself Indexing: The Way to Sell Your Book to Libraries, Schools and Anyone Else That Buys Nonfiction, Fury and
Destruction: How to Use Violence Effectively in Your Writing, and more.
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Tip: So why is it you need an editor? So why is it you need to know about editing when your publisher will have an editor or you already hired one?
WHY is that! I’ll tell you why! http://www.readerviews.com/Articles - EditingHowToHireEditor.html. And don’t forget to look at other great articles Irene Watson provides on her Reader Views article bank.


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Endorsement: "I am so happy for you to receive a second award [Reader Views Literary Award] for The Frugal Editor. I bought this book a week ago, and I love it. I can already see the improvement in my work. Thank you. You deserve this award." ~Katherine Harms, author =====================================================


Tip: Jozette Aaron talks to authors with her DeSilva’s News. One of my how - to articles for writers appears regularly. To subscribe go to her web site: http://jozette.webs.com or send an email to jozettesdesk@sympatico.ca with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.


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Reciprocal Links: Many subscribers are in a position to cross promote. Let me know if you would like to trade some recommendation or promotion for any of my books - - from the HowToDoItFrugally series to my chapbook of poetry - - for a place on my Resources for Writers or Resources for Readers pages on www.HowToDoItFrugally.com.
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Thank Yous


Thanks to Shirley Roe and AllBookReviews . . .
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ . . .for publishing my recommendation of Publishing Possibilities by Cheryl Pickett: http://www.allbookreviews.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1170


Thanks to Richie O Brien of Limerick Ireland . . .
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ . . . for running an ad for his Phone Calls to Sinatra on my Web site.
Find his book at
http://www.theebooksale.com/zen -
cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=122&products_id=434

Find my advertising page at
http://www.carolynhowardjohnson.redenginepress.com/advertising.htm


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I use Vista Print for lots of my promotional materials. Be aware that shipping prices may fluctuate, depending on the deal of the moment. Please use this link: http://www.vistaprint.com/frf?frf=815651421184
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Writer’s Vocabulary: From YourDictionary.com

Paronym (noun)
Pronunciation: ['pæ - rê - nim]

Definition: A derivation from another word, a word related to another by derivation, as "derivation" and "derivative" are derived from "derive;"
they also are paronyms of "derive."

Usage: This word is used mostly by linguists who distinguish between paronyms and inflections. An inflection is a variant of a word that does not change its basic meaning as "derived" and "deriving" are inflectional forms of "derive." These endings do not change the verb significantly. The endings on the paronyms in the definition above, however, change the verb into an adjective and noun with meanings significantly different from that of the verb. The adjectives of "Paronym?" Take your pick: "paronymous" or "paronymic."

Suggested Usage: As we have remarked in relation to other specialized terms, however, there is no reason to allow linguists to have all the fun:
"Captain Marvel is a genius; he knows every word in the English language and all its paronyms." Push it even farther if you like, "Since taking up with Annegrette, Lucien has become a more lustrous paronym of his former self.."
Etymology: Today's word comes to us from ancient Greek paronymon "derivation", based on para "(be)side" + onoma (Doric onyma) "name." The same Doric form is found in "synonym," "antonym," and many other 'nyms. It goes back to Proto - Indo - European *no - men - which became Latin nomen "name, reputation" found in "nominal," "nominate," and "nomenclature."
English "name," and German "Name" come from the same root. In Russian it emerged as imeni "of a name" after the [n] and [m] switched places (metathesis).


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The semi - annual AllTips edition is now in the works. Please send me your best tip for writing or promotion AND please let your fellow writers know now is the time to subscribe to Sharing with Writers - - so they don’t miss it. Send an e - mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to hojonews@aol.com.
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Tip: Writing flash fiction is a good way to learn more about avoiding wordiness. Pamela Casto’s newsletter will give you submission resources for short fiction and let you brag a bit when you publish your work. Send an e - mail to FlashFictionFlash - Subscribe@yahoogroups.com.


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This is an example of one of my Twitters: FrugalBookPromo New trend?
Borders to buy nonreturnable books from HarperStudio in return for a deeper discount. They cover everything from news to more tips and resources all in 140 characters or less. If you don’t want to Tweet, at least follow me. Make a profile page and invite www.twitter.com/frugalbookpromo.
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An Itty - Bitty Column on Writing

Using Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell, Taste in Writing ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ By Mindy Phillips Lawrence

Curled up on my couch, I sat reading a book by the founder of the Stress Reduction Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School meditation teacher Jon Kabat - Zinn. In it, he has a chapter on each one of the senses and how they are used, both individually and collectively, in meditation. In one chapter, he described nothing but the sounds he heard when he was outside. Another chapter began with his vivid description of what he saw. When you read these passages, although you are not there, you ARE there.
Several years ago, I went to the Iowa Summer Writer’s Festival and took a class from Sands Hall on “Writing with the Senses.” It was a tremendous, eye - opening lesson. As an actor, writer, dancer, and playwright, Hall had us enthralled with her words and hooked on how to use the senses in our work.

When we think “sensual,” we usually think about sex. That’s only one tiny aspect of sensual writing. When we describe a car, or a meadow, or a person, we write with the senses. Although this can be overdone, when we get a handle on how to use it effectively, writing with the senses pulls readers into the story, into where we are and who or what we are writing about.

Why not go out with a pen and paper, instead of paints, and color what you see with words? It’s finally spring! There should be a lot to “paint.”

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Sand’s Hall at the Iowa Summer Writer’s Festival http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/iswfest/html/instructor/Hall.html

Jon Kabat - Zinn - Coming to Our Senses (Hyperion, 2005) http://www.amazon.com/Coming - Our - Senses - Ourselves -
Mindfulness/dp/0786867566/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237670441&sr=8 -
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Using the Five Sense to Enhance Your Writing http://ezinearticles.com/?Using - the - Five - Senses - to - Enhance - Your - Writing&id=180036

The Quintessence – Writing with All Five Senses http://www.creativemindscollective.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60:quintessence&catid=43:meeting -
handouts&Itemid=66

Jon Kabat - Zinn Asks Us to Come to Our Senses http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA484806.html

Poetry Writing Exercises for the Senses
http://www.writingforward.com/writing - exercises/poetry - writing - exercises/poetry - writing - exercises - senses

Stress Reduction Center
http://www.umassmed.edu/content.aspx?id=41252

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Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching
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New!Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be on a panel at UCLA’s Career Day on Wednesday, April 22, 7 - 9 pm at the Career Center, 502 Westwood Plaza, LA, CA. The topic is “Writing Careers: So You Think You Can … Write” For more information contact John G. Taborn, Ph.D. at 310 206 1025. For more information go to www.career.ucla.edu.
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New!Watch for a new podcast on writing The Great First Impression Book
Proposal: Everything You Need To Know To Sell Your Book in 20 Minutes or Less (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YG6O5U/ ) at Authors Access’s great, f r ^ ^ service for writers in June. In the meantime, find an old one on book promotion we did on book promotions at http://authorsaccess.com/archives/90. It was their most listened - to podcast last year.

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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be signing a new chapbook of poetry She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood as well as her other books, including the HowToDoItFrugally series of books, at the world renowned LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books the last weekend in April, 2009, on the UCLA Campus. To learn more about a signing position for yourself next year, contact Christine Alexanians at chalexwrite@yahoo.com.
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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be presenting two seminars at the National Stationery Show, one on Monday, May 18, called "Move Upward in a Down Market with Free Publicity Exposure and Money - Making In - Store Promotions" and the other, "Grow Your Business Online for No $$$," on Tuesday, May 19. This is a huge show a la Book Expo America! but for stationery retailers and will be at Javits Center in Manhattan. She'll also be publishing a new book for her HowToDoItFrugally series, this time for retailers. Many of the marketing principles are the same, though. ( -
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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will speak on how editing is one of the most important parts of your book promotion with "Query Letters as Promotion:
Let's Make Them Picture Perfect!" at International Conference PROMO DAY!
on Saturday, May 9 at 9 am Pacific Time. The conference is broadcast from Rome, Italy so check your time conversion tables carefully to be sure you join the seminars at the right time.
http://jolinsdell.tripod.com/promoday/. PROMO DAY! is an all day international online event for people in the writing industry. There are lots of new features for the 2009 event including a workshop chatroom.

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For the first time, Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and Mystery Writers of America/SoCal are joining forces to present a new venture, the California Crime Writers Conference, to be held June 13 - 14 at the Pasadena Hilton, Pasadena, CA. The conference is titled “Breaking In & Breaking Out:
Plotting the Write Course,” and is the next incarnation of the successful No Crime Unpublished conference held biannually by Sisters in Crime/LA.
Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be presenting a class on “Marketing Your Book Online” on Saturday June 13 at 9 am. The time is to be announced. The public is welcome. Learn more at http://www.sistersincrimela.com/ccwc.htm.
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New!Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be teaching “Creating a Promotion Campaign for Your Fiction or Nonfiction Book.” A one - day seminar, it will meet on the UCLA campus’ School of Public Affairs Building (Room
2317) Saturday, August 1, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Reg# U9836B www.uclaextension.edu ¤ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Mark October 12 to 18 on your calendar for The Muse Online Writers Conference cosponsored by Lea Schizas and Carolyn Howard - Johnson:
We are now taking reservations for the conference. More to come on my presentations there at http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/. This year we’ve added pitch sessions:
http://www.themuseonlinewritersconference.com/2009workshops.htm

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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be speaking on writing picture perfect query letters at the November session of Scribblers' Retreat Writers'
Conference, www.scribblersretreatwritersconference.com at Sea Palms Resort, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Scribblers Retreat Writers’ Conference offers four conferences of specifically chosen genres throughout the year.
It is brand new and one of the few chances I will have to speak on the East Coast in 2009.


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Something to Make Writers Smile
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(Definitions in the next few newsletters are from www.butlerwebs.com/jokes/definitions.htm.You might have some favorite neologisms, metaphors or similes that make you smile. If so, please
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Order the Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't at stores like UCLA, Dayton University and San Diego State University's bookstores or at Amazon where it is discounted:
www.amazon.com/gp/product/193299310X/qid=1149015406/sr=2 - 1/ Order it as an e - book at http://starpublishllc.com/id43.html

The second in the How To Do It Frugally series of books, The Frugal
Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success, is available at www.amazon.com/gp/product/0978515870

The Great First Impression Book Proposal: Everything You Need To Know About Selling Your Book in 20 Minutes or Less, is available on Amazon as a Short for 49 cents.
http://www.amazon.com/Great - First - Impression - Book - Proposal/dp/B000YG6O5U/

To learn more about This Is the Place,
Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, Tracings, and She Wore Emerald Then: www.carolynhoward - johnson.com.


Tracings, a chapbook of poetry, published by Finishing Line Press may be ordered at
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http://www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog focused on YOUR reviews

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Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Selling Your Book ruth Francis

Paaula Lozar, Give Me a Book I Can s
"Give Me a Book I Can Sell!" Thursday, March 19:
Ruth Francis' Marketing Wisdom - Last Chance!

CALL OR EMAIL PAULA LOZAR right away to make sure you have a seat for the wisdom of book marketing pro Ruth Francis at the NMBA Professional Development Workshop this Thursday, March 19. The room is filling up fast!
There's no better authority on bookselling in New Mexico than our own Ruth Francis. Her workshop will be at The Writers Room in Santa Fe, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Cost is only $15 for NMBA members ($20 non-members).
It's the best bargain for the buck for learning how to sell a book effectively in the Southwest, bar none! Bring your questions, books, manuscripts, experiences -- Ruthie will share her insights on every element of successful book marketing.
You may pay at the door (check or cash), but we need to know if you plan to be here! Contact Paula Lozar, NMBA program chair now: lozarpaula@cs.com (505) 473-3479.
New Mexico BooK Association www.nmbook.org serves all book professionals!

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Write On Four Corners KSJE Farmington

The Write On Four Corners Schedule for March and April 2009 KSJE FM

You can listen at the appointed times by going to 90.9, FM if you are within reach of KSJE’s air signal. By computer go to www.ksje.com and click on listen live. You can also listen to archived programs at ksje.com mp3 archives write on four corners. Then beginning in April you can listen to two different authors on Write On Four Corners, one at 10:30 Wednesday morning and one at 2:30 Friday afternoon


3/18 Dr. Gail Waldstein (MD) To Quit this Calling Firsthand Tales of a Pediatric Pathologist
Ghost Road Press

4/1 Jay A. Stout Slaughter at Goliad The Mexican Massacre of 400 Texas Volunteers Naval Institute Press

4/3 Mary Beath Hiking Alone Trails Out Trails Home UNM Press

4/8 Julie Mars Anybody Any Minute St. Martin’s Press

4/10 Sabra Steinsiek Annie’s Song Whiskey Creek Press
http://www.thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/

4/15 Waldstein After Image and Boyle Double Exposure Plan B Press Philadelphia Pa

4/17 Anne Weaver voyage of the Beetle University of New Mexico Press

4/22 Karen Cogan Pancho finds a Home Azro Press.

4/24 Pauline Chavez Bent Atarkque Now All is Silent LPD Press

4/29 Rangers Revenge Jim Blawcyzk Silverjack Publishing

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com
Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fred's Used Web Sites

Fred's Used Websites is about to embark upon the next step of our entrepreneurial venture with hopes of increasing our clientèle with higher visibility.
After a ton of hard work building infrastructure and perfecting our offerings, we have decided to join the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.

This big event takes place Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 pm at the Chamber, 5400 Stone Creek Circle in Loveland.
Festivities will include a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and refreshments. Attendees will receive a special value coupon for six months free web hosting with us.

We'd love to have you come join the celebration and watch Fred wield giant-sized scissors!
You authors (or anybody else) who may need or want a new web site, here's an opportunity.


For those who don't know exactly all of what we do, here's a brief overview:
Fred's Used Websites produces high functionality websites for businesses, professionals, and organizations who want easy management and editing capabilities for their websites. Each website features a built-in uniquely simple yet powerful editor that requires no special software or knowledge of HTML. Website clients have complete autonomy to add/delete pages, and edit text or photos at will. For the more creative, jazzy fonts and drop caps are available via a server-generated enhanced text capability. It is possible to create special insets to make important information stand out. Every site uses Google Analytics to track website traffic, which provides valuable marketing information about how visitors find the site, which pages they visit, and if those visits translate to sales.

Do you know anyone who has said things like:
"I need a website."
"I have a website, but I don't like it."
"I've been trying to figure out how to build a website myself, but ..."
"I've looked on GoDaddy and Joomla ... but still haven't done it."

If you do, please send this e-mail to them.
NOW is the perfect time for us to show them what we can do for them.
If they have an existing site, we'd transition it over to our hosting and they'd have the same self-editing capabilities your site has.

Hope to see you there,
Fred & Maryjo

Fred Richart, Webmaster
Maryjo Morgan, Marketing and Customer Service
www.FredsUsedWebsites.com
970-663-4184

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Literacy Volunteers Fund Raiser

We are getting ready for the Literacy Volunteers Fund raiser on Marh 21st 10:00-4:00pm which promises to be as exciting as our last event. There are many Santa Fe luminaries and authors that have already confirmed their support and will be giving readings, and talks on behalf of literacy.
Attached is a link to our events page that we will be posting early next week.

If have any comments, suggestions, edits please let me know harmon@clearlightbooks.com

http://www.clearlightbooks.com/events/literacy90321.htm

If you have not yet responded to Paul at the NM Book Coop or Harmon at the Clear Light Book Gallery on whether you are planning to attend please do so this week so we can plan the floor layout.

The idea for establishing a permanent "book market" on the third Saturday of the month is gaining some momentum. With your support we will be able to create a new venue for authors to meet their readers. If you have any suggestion or would like to be involved as a "market commttee" please let me know.

All the best
Harmon Houghton
Clear Light Book Gallery

Maria's Book Shop New Technology Lecture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


CONTACT:
Libby Cowles, Community Relations Manager
Maria’s Bookshop
libby@mariasbookshop.com
(970) 247-1438

EXPLORE THE NEW FRONTIER OF DIGITAL STORYTELLING;
BOOK SIGNING AND PRESENTATION WITH
AUTHOR CAROLYN HANDLER MILLER

DURANGO (March 11, 2009)— Author, teacher and consultant Carolyn Handler Miller will discuss her pioneering work in the field of new media at a book signing and presentation on Monday, April 13th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Avenue in Durango.

Blogs, virtual reality, video games, instant messaging, websites—rapid shifts in technology are transforming how we read and write. Just like the frontier of the Old West, the exciting new world of interactive digital media is offering unprecedented opportunities to the adventurous among us. Writers, business people, educators, filmmakers and scientists—people working in a diverse array of fields and for all types of organizations—are finding inventive ways to harness digital media. This new arena gives us the ability to tell new kinds of stories, promote projects and products, and make complex information understandable. Miller’s book Digital Storytelling: A Creator’s Guide to Interactive Entertainment offers tremendous insight into this exploding arena. Whether you are a working professional, a student, or just a curious reader, this book stimulates creative ideas and provides a wealth of insight into the world of digital media. It covers effective techniques for creating compelling narratives for a wide variety of digital media including the Internet, video games, interactive television, virtual reality and interactive cinema.

As Miller writes in Digital Storytelling, “one of the things that distinguishes digital storytelling from classical storytelling is that members of the audience can become active players in the narrative and can even have a direct impact on it.” As the formats we use for creating and sharing information and stories change, so to must the ways writers write and readers read.

Carolyn Handler Miller is one of the pioneering writers in the field of interactive
media, where she has contributed to over four-dozen projects as a writer, story designer and consultant. As an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter, she brings a unique perspective to the craft of digital storytelling. Her digital storytelling work includes not only video games, but projects for the Web, interactive TV, smart toys and transmedia entertainment, as well as innovative educational, informational and promotional endeavors. For more information about Miller’s work, visit www.carolynmiller.com.

For more information about the event, call (970) 247-1438 or visit www.mariasbookshop.com.


Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Mexico Book CoOp News

March 10, 2009
March Lunch Meeting
At the next lunch meeting of the NM Book Coop, Sabra Steinsiek, of Reading New Mexico, Erin Adair-Hodges, Alibi (tentative confirmation), and Barbe Awalt, of Tradicion Revista magazine will be our guests to talk about book reviews and sell sheets. Friday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. Golden Corral Buffet, 3401 NW Hwy 528 (just west of the intersection of Coors and Alameda) Cost is $7.49 plus tax and tip. Call 505/344-9382 or email info@nmbookcoop.com to reserve a seat.
Space Available for Book Market -- Sign Up Now!
There are still spaces available for the March 21 Book Market at Clear Light Book Gallery in Santa Fe. This is organized cooperatively between Clear Light Books and the NM Book Co-op. There is a great write up on the book market in the Santa Fe New Mexican today. Check it out HERE!
Below is the schedule for these events. If you are interested in participating in any of these please contact me so we can put you on the list.
March 21 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (Literacy Volunteers and books)
April 25 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (environmental books)
June 20 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (2nd Street merchants)
September 26 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (cookbooks)
October 24 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (all books)
November 28 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (all books)
December 12 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (all books)
To sign up to participate email me at info@nmbookcoop.com. Make sure you include your name and which dates you are interested in.
If you have any suggestions for no-cost promotion and marketing of this great opportunity please let me know.
PrimeTime 50+ Expo
There are a few spaces left for the PrimeTime 50+ Expo -- but don't wait!
The NM Book Co-op will have a book booth at the PrimeTime 50+ Expo on March 21. We want books that would appeal to older audiences, self help, health, history. The cost to display books is $10 per title. To sign up CLICK HERE!
NM Library Association Book Booth
The New Mexico Library Association 2009 Convention will be held in Albuquerque (April 22-24) -- The Book Coop will have a book booth at the convention and you can display your books at the show. We are looking for new books that would appeal to libraries. The cost to display books is $10 per title. To sign up CLICK HERE!
In addition, we will be putting together information packets on books that may appeal to libraries. Sabra Brown Stienseck is coordinating this information -- these will include books that are in the booth for sale as well as others that are not on display. The cost to be included in the information packets is $3.00 plus you need to provide 200 copies of a flier on your book(s). You must deliver your fliers to Sabra at the March 27 meeting to be included.
Co-op Member on National TV
The Discovery Channel's new series-UNDERCOVER: Double Life will be featuring Tym Burkey and Dave Hall (authors of Into The Devil's Den, on March 24, 2009 Please check your local listings for the hour.
Dave Hall - Aryan Nation: After being arrested for his role in a drug deal, a former biker from Ohio decides to make a deal with the FBI, and learns there is a price to pay when you take on a role as an undercover informant.
Check the schedule HERE!
The Faces Of Co-opers In ABQ The Magazine
The March issue of Albuquerque The Magazine features 24 NM Book Co-op members who attended the NM Book Awards banquet. Included in the full page spread are: Anne Hillerman, David Morrell, Charles Wheeler, Daniel Zolinsky, Ruthe Francis, Richard Polese, Denise Chavez, Marla Diener, Faride Conway, Ann Beyke, Cindy Ortega, Melody Groves, Hal Simmons, Ina Simmons, Sherri Burr, Philip Gonzales, Goldie Garcia, Lisa Smith, Johnny Boggs, Marcie Shaw, Steve Shaw, Don Bullis, and Tym Burkey.
Special Workshop with Ruthe Francis
"Give Me a Book I Can Sell!" declares marketing and publicity expert Ruthie Francis. Ask her how at the NMBA Professional Development Workshop on March 19. The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 6:30-8:30pm, $15 members, $20 non-members. Contact Paula Lozar now: (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
Calling All Women Authors in NM
The second New Mexico Women Authors’ Book Festival will be held Saturday, September 26, 2009 beginning at 11:00AM and closing at 5:00PM at Milner Plaza on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the event 50-60 New Mexican women authors will be speaking about their work or their craft in seven different presentation pavilions. These pavilions are listed below with the number authors that will be chosen in each category:
Poetry – 11 Poets (there will also be a “Poetry Out Loud” reading session for additional poets)
Fiction – 10 Authors
Creative Arts – 10 Authors
History and Biography – 10 Authors
Health, Home and Family – 10 Authors
Children – 9 Authors
To apply contact John Stafford at john@museumfoundation.org and request an application.
New Mexico Library Foundation Donations Sought
The non-profit New Mexico Library Foundation (NMLF) supports libraries in New Mexico by allocating funds to libraries of all types and to non-profit organizations that directly benefit libraries. The NMLF is holding a couple of fund-raising events in April. One will be a raffle at the New Mexico Library Association (NMLA) annual conference being held in Albuquerque April 22-24, and the other will be a silent auction at a reception at the LOEX International Conference being held at the Hyatt in Albuquerque April 30. (LOEX is a professional organization for individuals in the world of library instruction and information literacy). Kathy Barco (NM Book Co-op member and vice-chair of the NMLF Board of Trustees) is asking Co-op members to donate signed copies of their books for these fund-raising events. The books will be on display for conference attendees to look at prior to the raffle and silent auction. Books can be passed along to Kathy at the March Co-op meeting (Friday, March 27, Golden Corral). For more information, or alternate methods of getting the books to Kathy, e-mail her at barcok@newmexico.com If you make a donation, please include your mailing address and the value of the book, and don’t forget to sign your book! Your name will appear in the list of Donors in an upcoming NMLF newsletter and you will receive a thank-you note detailing your donation.
Musing With Ruthe Francis
Our friend and colleague Ruthe Francis will share some of her thoughts in a regular column here in NM Book Co-op News. Here are some new thoughts and observations about books:
Larry McMurtry recently published a memoir on books entitled Books. (I just had to write that sentence.) For those of us who are interested in where used books end up, this is a tale of McMurtry's joyous journey in the art of scouting, buying, and selling books for the past half-century. He now has over 300,000 volumes in his business in Archer City, Texas. He also documents the changes that publishing has gone through, especially the rapidity of change during these past few years.
Book TV covers non-fiction authors on the week-ends on cspan. If you have acesss to this channel I highly recommend it for recently publlished books, author information, book panels, and articles about the book business. This past week-end they high-lighted Wonder Book used books in Maryland. The warehouse has over one million books that are sold through their website (wonderbook.com), Amazon and e-bay. They even sell used books by color: a shelf of yellow books anyone? Booktv.org lists each week-end's lineup.
Other Book News
More Borders Cuts: 742 Store Managers and Supervisors Nationwide
Borders is cutting "less than 3 percent" of their in-store workforce across the country, eliminating 679 jobs at their superstores, mostly by "reducing the number of manager and supervisor positions." They note that "no changes were made at the general manager level--the top position in each store--but in the majority of Borders locations, one or two other leadership positions, such as sales managers, inventory managers, training supervisors and merchandise supervisors, were eliminated as the company resets its superstore management structure to correspond to sales volume on a store-by-store basis." Similar changes to manager and supervision positions at Waldenbooks are eliminating another 63 positions. CEO Ron Marshall calls it "a necessary step as we streamline and focus our payroll investment on the sales floor" and "making sure that payroll investments align with the reality of sales."
Barnes & Noble Acquires Fictionwise
Barnes & Noble has acquired Chatham, N.J.-based e-book retailer Fictionwise Inc., which owns and operates Fictionwise.com and eReader.com, for $15.7 million in cash. Barnes & Noble said it plans to use Fictionwise as part of its overall digital strategy.
Ten Speed Press Acquired By Random House
Ten Speed Press, a Berkeley, Calif.-based independent publisher of nonfiction books, has been acquired by Random House Inc. The purchase was completed late last month and the terms of the agreement between the two companies.


Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Book Signings at Broders Cottonwood, Albuquerque New Mexico

Book Signing at Borders Cottonwood, 10420 Coors Bypass, NW, Albuquerque
Mar 15, 2-4pm
Kersten Hamilton (Red Truck-Children's Picturebook) & Marcy Heller (Loco Dog and the Dust Bowl-Young Reader)
Red Truck
By Kersten Hamilton
The award winning RED TRUCK is the ‘youngest’ picture book Kersten Hamilton has written. It is tailor-made for little boys who love trucks and adventure. With such a short text—just 106 words—every little thing had to be perfect. Not just words, but even the sound of individual letters and letter combinations. Hamilton says the whole book was ‘sparked’ by the sound of the title words: RED TRUCK. She loved the repetition of the R’s; the almost hard D and the hard CK sounds. She liked the way it felt to say them, the way they settled in her ears. She added a vroom! and a sploosh! or two, and the fun sounds grew into a book!

Loco Dog and the Dust Devil in the Railyard
by Marcy Heller and illustrated by Nancy Poes
Once upon a time, in a small, dusty Southwestern town, in the middle of the busy railyard, there lived a large, black dog. His name was Loco, short for Locomotive.
The railyard was always gritty, and sometimes dust devils swirled through. One wild and windy spring evening, a huge, powerful dust devil forever changed the lives of everyone who loved the railyard and its big, black dog.


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Paul Rhetts
LPD Press & Rio Grande Books
925 Salamanca NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
505/344-9382
FAX 505/345-5129
LPD_Press@msn.com
http://nmsantos.com

Publisher of “Our Favorite Recipes,”
voted Best in Show
Booksellers' Choice at the 2008 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers meeting

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Write On Four Corners Schedule KSJE Farmington, New Mexico

The Write On Four Corners Schedule for March and April 2009 KSJE FM

You can listen at the appointed times by going to 90.9, FM if you are within reach of KSJE’s air signal. By computer go to www.ksje.com and click on listen live. You can also listen to archived programs at ksje.com mp3 archives write on four corners. Then beginning in April you can listen to two different authors on Write On Four Corners, one at 10:30 Wednesday morning and one at 2:30 Friday afternoon

3/11 Linda Jacobs Yellow Stone Series Medallion Press

3/18 Dr. Gail Waldstein (MD) To Quit this Calling Firsthand Tales of a Pediatric Pathologist
Ghost Road Press

4/1 Jay A. Stout Slaughter at Goliad The Mexican Massacre of 400 Texas Volunteers Naval Institute Press

4/3 Mary Beath Hiking Alone Trails Out Trails Home UNM Press

4/8 Julie Mars Anybody Any Minute St. Martin’s Press

4/10 Sabra Steinsiek Annie’s Song Whiskey Creek Press
http://www.thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/

4/15 Waldstein After Image and Boyle Double Exposure Plan B Press Philadelphia Pa

4/17 Anne Weaver voyage of the Beetle University of New Mexico Press

4/22 Karen Cogan Pancho finds a Home Azro Press.

4/24 Pauline Chavez Bent Atarkque Now All is Silent LPD Press

4/29 Rangers Revenge Jim Blawcyzk Silverjack Publishing

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com
Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Write On Four Corners Author Lisa Lenard Cook

LISA LENARD-COOK
MARCH 2009 NEWS

REDESIGNED WEBSITE
My daughter Kaitlin recommended I redesign my website, & while she’d likely meant I should hire a designer, I instead jumped in & taught myself web design. The result is my all-new webpage: www.lisalenardcook.com. Not only is it must faster to load & simple to navigate, I’ve added an exciting new feature: Every Friday (more or less), I’ll post new work on the page “Hot Off the MacBook.” The 1st installment is up now. Please check it out & let me know what you think of both the website & the feature.

“DREAM IT, WRITE IT” - ONLINE CLASS BEGINS MARCH 21ST
For four weeks, beginning March 21st, I’ll be teaching an online class through Authorlink. “Dream It, Write It” will show you how you can use your dreams for your writing. It’s exciting for me to have this opportunity to combine my expertise on dreams & creativity into one class. Please go to www.authorlink.com for more information.

THE MIND OF YOUR STORY PLACES IN NMPW COMMUNICATIONS CONTEST
The Mind of Your Story has won second place in the instructional/how-to book category of New Mexico Presswomen’s Communication Contest. Many thanks to NMPW, & to all of you who’ve written to tell me how the book has helped you.

MANUSCRIPT CONSULTATIONS
Need an editor, co-author, ghost, jump-start, or a plain, old-fashioned, deadline? Email me for information on the many ways I can help you with your floundering or dusty manuscript.

SANTA BARBARA WRITERS’ CONFERENCE ON HIATUS FOR 2009
Much to the disappointment of both faculty & students, the SBWC won’t be held this year. To fill the gap, I’m hoping to teach a few workshops &/or classes when I’m in California this spring & summer. If your ’ group or organization would be interested, please email me.

That’s it from sunny New Mexico. Keep the faith, & keep writing. ~Lisa
Lisa Lenard-Cook
www.lisalenardcook.com

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

Gwynne Spencer Cosmic Raccoon

Gwynne Spencer's Cosmic Rccoon is ready for the month of March

contact her at
Gwynne Spencer
PO Box 525
Monmouth, OR 97361
gwynnespencer@aol.com
www.gwynnespencer.com

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